Sun-Wed 12pm-11pm, Thur-Sat 12pm-1am
- Smoking Room/Table
- Full Bar
About The Elephant Wrestler
The gastropub with a bit of attitude, The Elephant Wrestler in Takapuna is full of life. The outdoor courtyard is jam-packed come summer, while indoors is the perfect place to nestle up. The menu has something for everyone from burgers and pasta to vegan curries and dumplings. Top it off with a slice of cake and a classic cocktail before calling it a day.
I took my Mum to lunch for Mother's Day. We were so surprised with the tastes of the food. There was SO much flavour! The portion sizes were perfect making everything worth the $ value. The service was excellent. Only downfall was the metal chairs we sat on, they were not comfortable on my lower back so I had to use my jacket as a pillow. Other than that 1000% recommended going!
Thanks for some really great food 😊
Great waiting staff, very friendly and helpful
Kids and i really enjoyed our meal, and staff was superb! Looking fwd to coming back!
You need to advertise that outside is a smoking area when booking
Good food and really fantastic service.
The food was amazing, service superb and its a great location - 5 stars all round!
We had a party of 16, pre-arranged food with a GF & DF requirement. The service was fantastic, food was tasty, and whole experience was very enjoyable
The jungle curry was really good!
GREAT FOOD AND GOOD ATMOSPHERE
The fish with herb risotto was delicious. Would recommend.
Absolutely lovely time today at lunch for my sons birthday. Everything was perfect. Thank you for the brilliant service and good
The quiz was hard to keep track of with regard to placement of questions we had question 10 twice when we had already filled the space. Pizza was disappointing Left early
Excellent as always. Thank you so much for amazing food, excellent service and an great Eagles Tribute. Loved every minute of my Sunday afternoon.
Really nice food, staff were really friendly and helpful 😀
Awesome night for our group of baseball mums My fish was lovely and the risotto divine. My friend is on the Keto diet and she was trying to deconstruct the chicken burger but the chef made her plain chicken with an incredible salad. She was super impressed. The passion fruit cocktail was amazing and to top it all off we had fabulous service.
Good food and highly recommend!
It's Nielsen's favourite watering hole.. No complaints..
Great service, food and an awesome team.
Hi Emma, many thanks for a great review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you again really soon.
Absolutely amazing, never been to north shore for anything, this place was so good, generous portions and definitely not stingy with all you can eat!! Thank you for the great day
Hi Madison, really pleased to hear you had a great time at the Bottomless Chicken lunch and that you enjoyed the food. Hope to see you here again real soon.
Drag Queen Bingo was great fun and hosted by two very talented artists. Food was good value and loved the cocktails. Service was excellent.
Enjoyed our afternoon a lot, the food and drink were nice, expensive but it's takapuna. The young lady, Nicole, who served us was excellent, friendly, funny and very helpful. As we're the other staff that served us. Would recommend the others
Thanks Michael, We really appreciate your feedback and Nicole will certainly be happy that you enjoyed your time with us and that she made such an impression. It is no surprise to us as Nicole is an absolute STAR. We do hope that you come back soon and spend time with us again.
Had requested a restaurant seat in the booking, but were seated in the courtyard. Not a huge deal for us, but some people may find it an inconvenience. Beef in beef salad was very overcooked. And hot chips were way to salty to eat. But other than that the other meals were OK.
Hi Louise, We truly value your feedback and will certainly look to address these issues with the team and ensure we avoid these occurrences again in the future. Thanks for taking the time to give us this feedback as it really was helpful. We do hope you visit again soon though.
They hosted a baby shower for us which is typically not your usual event at a bar but WOW so friendly! Our host was AMAZING and very efficient! We are so thankful for being well looked after it was a great afternoon and the food was YUMMY!! Highly recommend!!
Hi Zara, so pleased to hear that the Baby shower was enjoyable here at The Elephant Wrestler. Really glad that the service and food was good. We really appreciate your feedback and recommendation. We hope to see you again very soon. Julie-Anne